First, I’ll give it this: people were obviously acting. I mean, obviously acting. Conversations between characters were unnatural and forced. This is my one criticism.
In this story, a girl is seeing a cute guy who gets her into the back seat of his car. Things happen, of course, and then he knocks her out and ties her to a wheel chair… to show her this present he gave her: this thing that follows her.
The rules are simple: don’t let it touch you; it’s slow, keep moving; don’t go into a place that has only one exit; you sleep with someone to pass it on; if it kills the person it’s following, it goes back after the last person, and so on and so on; oh, and once you pass it on, you can still see it.
If you don’t want any spoilers, stop reading here. You’ve been warned. 🙂
The group of horrid teenagers starts off with three girls and two boys. The first is the girl, Jay, that was initially given the thing. There’s her sister, some kid who’s in love with Jay, and another boy and girl who I can’t recall who they are other than they are around, I imagine.
We know no one can see it if it hasn’t been passed to them. The dynamics of the group are such that, they could easily pass it to everyone in the group, and everyone could see it and stand guard, and they would be able to work together, right?
No. No that’s not what happens. The girl trusts the one random dood who she barely even likes to do the dirty with and pass it to him. He gets complacent and one night she sees the thing breaking into his house, and it kills him. From then on, it’s a lot of running and planning and plotting and a lot of failure. At one point, she seduces some doods on a boat, and the thing still comes after her… so they presumably die.
They come to a point where they think they’ve stopped it, the girl does the dirty with the boy who’s all helplessly in love with her, and then we see them walking down the street, hand in hand… and as the camera zooms out, it’s following behind them, then BAM! Cut to black. This is the bit my husband hated. WHY DIDN’T IT END IN THE POOL! <- says he. 🙂
It’s pretty thrilling, in spite of being predictable. It’s the kind of movie that could easily have a dozen sequels, and that wouldn’t bother me at all. I’m sure I’d watch them.
There it is… Maybe… 7 out of 10. 🙂